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Obituaries from February 2002

Evelyn Miller (02/28/02)
Evelyn R. Miller, 75, of Hardy, died Feb. 22, 2002, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ash Flat.The oldest daughter of J. Earl and Ella Funk Wible, she was born July 7, 1926, in Oregon, Ill. She was employed as an executive secretary for Kable Printing Company in Mt. ...
Ruth Higdon (02/07/02)
Ruth Allene Higdon, 80, of Bay, Ark. died Jan. 24, 2002, at Poughkeepsie. Born Dec. 29, 1921 in Nashville, Tenn., she was a homemaker and had lived in Bay for 52 years. She was a member of Aldup Free Pentecostal Church.Survivors include her husband, Aaron Higdon; three sons Marvin Higdon of Poughkeep-sie, William Higdon and John Higdon, both of Bay; three daughters: Frances Allen of Springfield, Mo., Martha Martin of Iron City, Tenn., Mary Pagen of Poughkeepsie; two brothers: George Harris of Bay and Elijah "Buddy" Thomas of Hot Springs; two sisters: Nell Pendell of Jonesboro and Jean Thomas of Hot Springs; 14 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by a brother, Benny Lee Harris; three sisters: Marie Pendergraft, Dell Mae Riddle, and Virginia Harris; two grandsons: David Lee Martin and Aaron Charles Allen; and a great-grandson, Toby Allen Pagen.The funeral was Jan. ...
"Pud" Walter Farris (02/07/02)
"Pud" Walter Willis Farris, 84, of West Memphis, Ark., died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002 in Memphis, Tenn. He was born Aug. 21, 1917 in Ash Flat, Ark., the son of Minnie Lee (Overton) and Allen G. Farris. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army, having served during World War II.Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Sue Farris of West Memphis; one sister, Clara Paysinger of Salem, Ark.; three step-children, Leon, Sherry and Martha and several grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends.He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, John Bill Farris; and one sister, Bessie Ann White.Services were Tuesday, Jan. ...
"Pud" Walter Farris (02/07/02)
"Pud" Walter Willis Farris, 84, of West Memphis, Ark., died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002 in Memphis, Tenn. He was born Aug. 21, 1917 in Ash Flat, Ark., the son of Minnie Lee (Overton) and Allen G. Farris. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army, having served during World War II.Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Sue Farris of West Memphis; one sister, Clara Paysinger of Salem, Ark.; three step-children, Leon, Sherry and Martha and several grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends.He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, John Bill Farris; and one sister, Bessie Ann White.Services were Tuesday, Jan. ...
Ricky Lee Cathey (02/07/02)
Ricky Lee Cathey, 36, of Myrtle, Mo. was born Sept. 7, 1965 in Leesville, La., and died Jan. 22, 2002.Survivors include his mother, Darlis Burrow of Myrtle; three brothers, Billy and Vernon Cathey both of Pocahontas, and Doyle Cathey of Calico Rock; numerous aunts, uncles, and other relatives and friends.He was preceded in death by his father, Billy Floyd Cathey.Services were Friday, Jan. ...
Hershel H. Roberts (02/07/02)
Hershel H. Roberts, 80, of Archie, Mo. died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2002 at the Research Medical Center. He was born April 12, 1921 in Bakersfield, Mo., the son of Albert Leon Roberts and Bertha D. Earls Roberts. He was married to Lillie Mae Haynes Sept. ...
Blaine Rogers (02/07/02)
Blaine Franklin Rogers of Corning, died Tues-day, Jan. 29, 2002 at the VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo. He was born May 4, 1939 in Supply, Ark., the son of George Washington Marvel Rogers and Pearl Marie (Fenton) Carmickle. He was married June 11, 1985 to Shirley Ruth (Newingham). ...
Harold Hutchison (02/07/02)
Harold E. Hutchison, 76, of Evening Shade, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2002 at his home. He was born Nov. 23, 1925 at Poughkeepsie to Jasper Lee and Junie (Hulett) Hutchison. He was retired from the National Weather Service, served on the Grange Calamine Water Association Board for several years, and was a member of the First Baptist Church at Evening Shade.Survivors include his wife, Fay (Stroud) Hutchison of the home; one daughter, Linda Ann Braatz of Appleton, Wis.; one brother, J. ...
William L. Milligan (02/07/02)
William Lee Milligan, 85, of Poughkeepsie, died Friday, Jan. 29, 2002 at the Cave City Nursing Home. He was born Sept. 2, 1916 at Calamine to Henry and Rosie (Anderson) Milligan. He was a farmer, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and a member of the Church of Christ.Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Lola Milligan of the home; one daughter, Mildred Treadway of Poughkeepsie; one brother, Glenn Dale Milligan of Cave City; two sisters, Pearl Boyd of Perry, and Retha Russo of Evening Shade; two grandchildren, Patrick Treadway of Poughkeepsie and Kimberly Vance of Batesville; several nieces and nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Walter Milligan and Lois Joe Milligan; and one sister, Eddie Faye Floyd.Services were Friday, Feb. ...
Nina Mae Cooney (02/07/02)
Nina Mae (Mathes) Cooney, 78, of Ash Flat, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002 at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born July 27, 1923 at Mtn. View to Herman and Liza Edding) Mathes. She was a retired certified nurses aid for the Crest Park Nursing Home in Forrest City, and a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Evening Shade.Survivors include one son, Tom Cooney of Poughkeepsie; two daughters, Mary Louise Babitsch of Ash Flat, and Dorothy Mae Peterson of Even-ing Shade; two brothers, Melvin Mathes of Cherokee Village, and Norman Mathes of West Memphis; two sisters, Elizabeth Watts of Wynne, and Flo Luker of Cherokee Village; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Eugene Harris Cooney; one infant son; one daughter, Florence Bell Cooney; two brothers, Claude Mathes and Marvin Mathes; and one grandson, Thomas Eugene Cooney.Services were Thursday, Jan. ...
Colon Foster (02/07/02)
Colon Foster, 85, of Elizabeth, Ark., son of the late Victor Foster and Alma Smith Foster, was born Jan. 15, 1917 in Elizabeth. He departed this life Jan. 27, 2002 at Fulton County Hospital in Salem. He was married to Betty Comstock on July 11, 1984 at Elizabeth. ...
Billy Joe Yancey (02/07/02)
Billy Joe Yancey, 68, son of the late Eldon and Epper Dockins Yancey was born June 29, 1933 in Brockwell, Ark. He died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002. He was married to Carol Jean Tate on April 25, 1953 in Calico Rock, and to this union three children were born. ...
Loral Stephens (02/07/02)
Loral Cleman Stephens, 82, of Oklahoma City, Okla, died Dec. 31, 2001 at the Norman Veterans Center. He was born Jan. 21, 1919 in Elizabeth, Ark. the son of the late George J. Stephens and Esta (Cantrell) Stephens. He married Edna C. Fielden, his wife of 56 years, April 16, 1945. ...
Louise Dorothy Rice (02/07/02)
Louise Dorothy Rice, 79 of Williford, Ark., formerly of West Helena, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002 at her home. She was born Dec. 7, 1922 in Rim Rock, Wash., the daughter of the late Glenn Edward and Evelyn Lillian (Whitner) Babbitt. She was married to Chester Dean Rice on Dec. ...
Dallas Arnold (02/07/02)
Dallas Alonzo Arnold, 84, son of the late Emma Jane Arnold was born April 14, 1917 in Guion, Ark. He died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002. He worked hard all of his life. He was a farmer, worked at sawmills, and also at the Marble Quarry in Guion.Survivors include one sister and her companion, Artemis Minner and Jimmy Drum of Memphis, Tenn.; one niece and nephew, Laura Jane Walker and Dallas Minner both of Memphis; his first cousin, Aline Melton of Batesville; along with many other cousins; and his good friends and neighbors: Leon and Linda Hutchins of Guion.Services were were Tuesday, Jan. ...
Michael Statler (02/07/02)
Michael Anthony Statler, 51 of Agnos, Ark. died Monday, Jan. 28, 2002 at his home; He was born Sept. 23, 1950 in Bakersfield, Mo., the son of John A. Statler and Ruby Faye (Earle) Statler. He was a veteran of the United States Army having served from 1970 until 1972. ...
Harry McKimm (02/07/02)
Harry Good Mc-Kimm, 83, of Ash Flat died Jan. 27, 2002 at Eastern Ozarks Region-al Health System in Cherokee Village. Born Jan. 29, 1918, in Cairo, Ill., he was the son of Harry and Anita Good McKimm. He married Audrey Orr March 11, 1941. They moved to Ash Flat 20 years ago from Austin, Texas. ...
Francis Rhodes (02/21/02)
Francis Wells Rhodes, 73, of Ravenden Springs died Feb. 14, 2002, at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, Tenn. Born Oct. 12, 1928, in Memphis, she was the daughter of Walter and Tricie Wells Gray. She married John Rudolph Rhodes. She worked as a cashier for Wal-Mart in Pocahontas for many years and was a member of First Baptist Church of Ravenden Springs...
Antoinette Brandt (02/21/02)
Antoinette A. Brandt, 100, of Horseshoe Bend died Feb. 9, 2002, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health Sys-tem in Cherokee Village.Born in Cary, Ill., she was the daughter of Joseph and Anna Krupetka Homola. She married Anthony Brandt in Waucanda, Ill., Nov. ...
Lewis Williams (02/21/02)
Lewis (Ted) Edward Wil-liams, 68, of Franklin died Feb. 13, 2002, in Batesville. Born April 19, 1933 in Ada, Okla., he was the son of Lenord Frank and Febra Davis Williams. He married Mary Luceile Evans July 10, 1975, at Las Vegas. He spent his working years as a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and a concrete contractor. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Sonoma, Calif...
Dallas Arnold (02/07/02)
Dallas Alonzo Arnold, 84, son of the late Emma Jane Arnold was born April 14, 1917 in Guion, Ark. He died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002. He worked hard all of his life. He was a farmer, worked at sawmills, and also at the Marble Quarry in Guion.Survivors include one sister and her companion, Artemis Minner and Jimmy Drum of Memphis, Tenn.; one niece and nephew, Laura Jane Walker and Dallas Minner both of Memphis; his first cousin, Aline Melton of Batesville; along with many other cousins; and his good friends and neighbors: Leon and Linda Hutchins of Guion.Services were were Tuesday, Jan. ...
Evelyn Miller (02/28/02)
Evelyn R. Miller, 75, of Hardy, died Feb. 22, 2002, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ash Flat.The oldest daughter of J. Earl and Ella Funk Wible, she was born July 7, 1926, in Oregon, Ill. She was employed as an executive secretary for Kable Printing Company in Mt. ...
"Pud" Walter Farris (02/07/02)
"Pud" Walter Willis Farris, 84, of West Memphis, Ark., died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002 in Memphis, Tenn. He was born Aug. 21, 1917 in Ash Flat, Ark., the son of Minnie Lee (Overton) and Allen G. Farris. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army, having served during World War II.Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Sue Farris of West Memphis; one sister, Clara Paysinger of Salem, Ark.; three step-children, Leon, Sherry and Martha and several grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends.He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, John Bill Farris; and one sister, Bessie Ann White.Services were Tuesday, Jan. ...
"Pud" Walter Farris (02/07/02)
"Pud" Walter Willis Farris, 84, of West Memphis, Ark., died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002 in Memphis, Tenn. He was born Aug. 21, 1917 in Ash Flat, Ark., the son of Minnie Lee (Overton) and Allen G. Farris. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army, having served during World War II.Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Sue Farris of West Memphis; one sister, Clara Paysinger of Salem, Ark.; three step-children, Leon, Sherry and Martha and several grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends.He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, John Bill Farris; and one sister, Bessie Ann White.Services were Tuesday, Jan. ...
Ricky Lee Cathey (02/07/02)
Ricky Lee Cathey, 36, of Myrtle, Mo. was born Sept. 7, 1965 in Leesville, La., and died Jan. 22, 2002.Survivors include his mother, Darlis Burrow of Myrtle; three brothers, Billy and Vernon Cathey both of Pocahontas, and Doyle Cathey of Calico Rock; numerous aunts, uncles, and other relatives and friends.He was preceded in death by his father, Billy Floyd Cathey.Services were Friday, Jan. ...
Hershel H. Roberts (02/07/02)
Hershel H. Roberts, 80, of Archie, Mo. died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2002 at the Research Medical Center. He was born April 12, 1921 in Bakersfield, Mo., the son of Albert Leon Roberts and Bertha D. Earls Roberts. He was married to Lillie Mae Haynes Sept. ...
Blaine Rogers (02/07/02)
Blaine Franklin Rogers of Corning, died Tues-day, Jan. 29, 2002 at the VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo. He was born May 4, 1939 in Supply, Ark., the son of George Washington Marvel Rogers and Pearl Marie (Fenton) Carmickle. He was married June 11, 1985 to Shirley Ruth (Newingham). ...
Harold Hutchison (02/07/02)
Harold E. Hutchison, 76, of Evening Shade, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2002 at his home. He was born Nov. 23, 1925 at Poughkeepsie to Jasper Lee and Junie (Hulett) Hutchison. He was retired from the National Weather Service, served on the Grange Calamine Water Association Board for several years, and was a member of the First Baptist Church at Evening Shade.Survivors include his wife, Fay (Stroud) Hutchison of the home; one daughter, Linda Ann Braatz of Appleton, Wis.; one brother, J. ...
William L. Milligan (02/07/02)
William Lee Milligan, 85, of Poughkeepsie, died Friday, Jan. 29, 2002 at the Cave City Nursing Home. He was born Sept. 2, 1916 at Calamine to Henry and Rosie (Anderson) Milligan. He was a farmer, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and a member of the Church of Christ.Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Lola Milligan of the home; one daughter, Mildred Treadway of Poughkeepsie; one brother, Glenn Dale Milligan of Cave City; two sisters, Pearl Boyd of Perry, and Retha Russo of Evening Shade; two grandchildren, Patrick Treadway of Poughkeepsie and Kimberly Vance of Batesville; several nieces and nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Walter Milligan and Lois Joe Milligan; and one sister, Eddie Faye Floyd.Services were Friday, Feb. ...
Nina Mae Cooney (02/07/02)
Nina Mae (Mathes) Cooney, 78, of Ash Flat, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002 at White River Medical Center in Batesville. She was born July 27, 1923 at Mtn. View to Herman and Liza Edding) Mathes. She was a retired certified nurses aid for the Crest Park Nursing Home in Forrest City, and a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Evening Shade.Survivors include one son, Tom Cooney of Poughkeepsie; two daughters, Mary Louise Babitsch of Ash Flat, and Dorothy Mae Peterson of Even-ing Shade; two brothers, Melvin Mathes of Cherokee Village, and Norman Mathes of West Memphis; two sisters, Elizabeth Watts of Wynne, and Flo Luker of Cherokee Village; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Eugene Harris Cooney; one infant son; one daughter, Florence Bell Cooney; two brothers, Claude Mathes and Marvin Mathes; and one grandson, Thomas Eugene Cooney.Services were Thursday, Jan. ...
Louise Dorothy Rice (02/07/02)
Louise Dorothy Rice, 79 of Williford, Ark., formerly of West Helena, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002 at her home. She was born Dec. 7, 1922 in Rim Rock, Wash., the daughter of the late Glenn Edward and Evelyn Lillian (Whitner) Babbitt. She was married to Chester Dean Rice on Dec. ...
Loral Stephens (02/07/02)
Loral Cleman Stephens, 82, of Oklahoma City, Okla, died Dec. 31, 2001 at the Norman Veterans Center. He was born Jan. 21, 1919 in Elizabeth, Ark. the son of the late George J. Stephens and Esta (Cantrell) Stephens. He married Edna C. Fielden, his wife of 56 years, April 16, 1945. ...
Billy Joe Yancey (02/07/02)
Billy Joe Yancey, 68, son of the late Eldon and Epper Dockins Yancey was born June 29, 1933 in Brockwell, Ark. He died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2002. He was married to Carol Jean Tate on April 25, 1953 in Calico Rock, and to this union three children were born. ...
Colon Foster (02/07/02)
Colon Foster, 85, of Elizabeth, Ark., son of the late Victor Foster and Alma Smith Foster, was born Jan. 15, 1917 in Elizabeth. He departed this life Jan. 27, 2002 at Fulton County Hospital in Salem. He was married to Betty Comstock on July 11, 1984 at Elizabeth. ...
Harry McKimm (02/07/02)
Harry Good Mc-Kimm, 83, of Ash Flat died Jan. 27, 2002 at Eastern Ozarks Region-al Health System in Cherokee Village. Born Jan. 29, 1918, in Cairo, Ill., he was the son of Harry and Anita Good McKimm. He married Audrey Orr March 11, 1941. They moved to Ash Flat 20 years ago from Austin, Texas. ...
Michael Statler (02/07/02)
Michael Anthony Statler, 51 of Agnos, Ark. died Monday, Jan. 28, 2002 at his home; He was born Sept. 23, 1950 in Bakersfield, Mo., the son of John A. Statler and Ruby Faye (Earle) Statler. He was a veteran of the United States Army having served from 1970 until 1972. ...
Ruth Higdon (02/07/02)
Ruth Allene Higdon, 80, of Bay, Ark. died Jan. 24, 2002, at Poughkeepsie. Born Dec. 29, 1921 in Nashville, Tenn., she was a homemaker and had lived in Bay for 52 years. She was a member of Aldup Free Pentecostal Church.Survivors include her husband, Aaron Higdon; three sons Marvin Higdon of Poughkeep-sie, William Higdon and John Higdon, both of Bay; three daughters: Frances Allen of Springfield, Mo., Martha Martin of Iron City, Tenn., Mary Pagen of Poughkeepsie; two brothers: George Harris of Bay and Elijah "Buddy" Thomas of Hot Springs; two sisters: Nell Pendell of Jonesboro and Jean Thomas of Hot Springs; 14 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by a brother, Benny Lee Harris; three sisters: Marie Pendergraft, Dell Mae Riddle, and Virginia Harris; two grandsons: David Lee Martin and Aaron Charles Allen; and a great-grandson, Toby Allen Pagen.The funeral was Jan. ...
Francis Rhodes (02/21/02)
Francis Wells Rhodes, 73, of Ravenden Springs died Feb. 14, 2002, at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, Tenn. Born Oct. 12, 1928, in Memphis, she was the daughter of Walter and Tricie Wells Gray. She married John Rudolph Rhodes. She worked as a cashier for Wal-Mart in Pocahontas for many years and was a member of First Baptist Church of Ravenden Springs...
Lewis Williams (02/21/02)
Lewis (Ted) Edward Wil-liams, 68, of Franklin died Feb. 13, 2002, in Batesville. Born April 19, 1933 in Ada, Okla., he was the son of Lenord Frank and Febra Davis Williams. He married Mary Luceile Evans July 10, 1975, at Las Vegas. He spent his working years as a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and a concrete contractor. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Sonoma, Calif...
Antoinette Brandt (02/21/02)
Antoinette A. Brandt, 100, of Horseshoe Bend died Feb. 9, 2002, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health Sys-tem in Cherokee Village.Born in Cary, Ill., she was the daughter of Joseph and Anna Krupetka Homola. She married Anthony Brandt in Waucanda, Ill., Nov. ...